Methadone Clinic & Suboxone Clinic

Our Methadone Clinic & Suboxone Clinic provides personalized, out-patient treatment programs for patients going through substance and opioid withdrawal with the use of Suboxone & Methadone.

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Methadone Clinic

Call now to schedule an intake or talk to an addictions specialist. Intakes are done Monday through Friday, beginning at 5:30 am, when we open, through 1:30pm.

Suboxone Clinic

Suboxone Clinic

Call now to schedule an intake or talk to an addictions specialist. Intakes are done Monday through Friday, beginning at 5:30 am, when we open, through 1:30pm.

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Methadone Clinic

Welcome to Open ARMMS

About Our Methadone & Suboxone Clinic

Open ARMMS Inc. is an outpatient opioid treatment program located in Waldorf, MD and serves the Greater Maryland area and Washington, DC. We are located off of Crain Highway and have been treating the seemingly endless cycle of narcotic addiction in the Tri-County region of Southern Maryland since the early 1990’s.

Medicaid Insurance Accepted

Our office accepts Maryland Medicaid for our Suboxone and Methadone Medication Management Programs

Medicare Insurance Accepted

Our office accepts Medicare for our Suboxone and Methadone Medication Management Programs

About The Medications We Administer

Methadone belongs to a group of drugs known as opioids. It was created by German doctors during World War II. It was first used by doctors to treat extreme pain. You might get it today as part of a treatment plan for an addiction to heroin, or narcotic painkillers. Methadone is safer than other narcotics. Your doctor should be on the alert while you are taking it. It can cause addiction and abuse.

Methadone alters the way your brain and nervous system react to pain, so you feel relief. Methadone’s effects are less powerful than those of strong painkillers such as morphine. Methadone may be prescribed by your doctor if you are experiencing severe pain due to an injury, surgery or long-term illness. It blocks the effects of drugs such as codeine and heroin, hydrocodone and morphine, as well as highs from other drugs, like oxycodone. You may experience a similar sensation and it can prevent you from experiencing withdrawal symptoms or cravings. This is sometimes called replacement therapy.

Your doctor will prescribe methadone for you if it is necessary for your pain. A special program will provide you with methadone for addiction. Methadone is available in liquid, tablet, and powder forms. To get Methadone, you must have a prescription. Your provider will recommend the right dose for you. They may also change the dose. Talk to your doctor about how you feel after you have used it. Talk to your doctor before you stop using methadone. Follow all dosage instructions. If you are prescribed tablets that can be dispersed, dissolve the entire tablet in liquid (usually water and citrus-flavored drinks), and then drink the whole thing. Methadone should be used for at least one year by people taking it to treat addiction. Your doctor will assist you in stopping methadone slowly so that withdrawal is not an issue.

Suboxone is a brand name for a prescription drug that is used to treat opioid addiction. Suboxone contains two components: the opioid buprenorphine, and the medication Naloxone. These two ingredients work together to reduce the desire for addictive opioids like heroin, codeine and fentanyl. Suboxone must only be prescribed by a Suboxone Clinic.

Suboxone is used to treat opioid addiction. They may continue to take the medication for withdrawal and craving control as they go through rehab and therapy. Suboxone is not intended to be a treatment for opioid addiction but it can help with the recovery process.

Suboxone, which is a Schedule III controlled drug in the United States, has been classified as such. This means that it has moderate addiction risks and medical value. Suboxone can only be prescribed by a Suboxone Clinic with certification from the Department of Health and Human Services. The medication comes in the form of tablets and dissolvable films.

Addiction Treatment often consists of both individual and group therapy sessions. These sessions are designed to teach people in recovery how to stay sober and how to handle different situations without resorting to drugs and alcohol. The most common type of addiction treatment that is used in substance rehab is behavioral therapy. The general approach to behavioral therapy has been modified into many effective methods. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Contingency Management. 
  • Motivational interview 
  • Dialectal Behavioral Treatment (DBT) 
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). 
  • Matrix Model. 
  • 12 Step Program. There are many 12-Step fellowships that host meetings, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

(MAT) is the use of Methadone or Suboxone medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders and can help some people to sustain recovery.

Integrated treatment planning that includes substance use screening and treatment is key to providing better health outcomes in integrated care.

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How Medication Assisted Treatment Works

Step 1: Evaluation

When we evaluate someone, we take into consideration many different variables. We don’t focus on the dependency alone; we also consider the social circumstances, support systems, and motivations for change.

Step 2: Create A Plan

After an evaluation, we take our medical expertise and provide our patients with an individualized plan that combines these factors. We work with each individual in a judgement-free environment and treat them with compassion.

Step 3: Start Treatment

The combination of medication and behavioral therapy is what treats addiction. The medication staves off the physical symptoms, withdrawal and cravings. The counseling helps patients address their emotional and behavioral issues associated with addiction. Evidence-based research shows that neither one is as effective on their own as they are together.

Benefits of Methadone & Suboxone

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain is often a reason people become subject to opioid addiction. Suboxone and methadone are great ways to manage pain without the high risk of abuse. This is key to those who are struggling with pain management.

STOPS CRAVINGS

Methadone & Suboxone do not produce a high and only allows for someone to feel normal. These non addictive qualities make Methadone & Suboxone such an effective method of overcoming addiction.

WITHDRAWAL AID

Methadone & Suboxone makes the brain produce the same reaction that it would while taking drugs. This reduces withdrawal symptoms and allows for an individual to change harmful habits into healthy ones.

Benefits of Methadone & Suboxone

Frequently Asked Questions

A methadone clinic is where those suffering from opioid addiction can seek treatment. They will be able to get medication to help them on their path to recovery. Because they can also dispense Suboxone and Naltrexone, methadone clinics could be called substance use disorder services (SUDS). Because methadone is the main medication that is dispensed, these terms are now synonymous.

Methadone clinics were established for the sole purpose of dispensing medication used in medically assisted drugs therapy. A ‘methadone clinic’ as it is sometimes called, can also provide other medications like Suboxone or naltrexone.

Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT), for most people, requires daily doses. Patients are monitored closely for the first seven to ten days. Most people can then go to their methadone clinic every day for six months. If the individual has been following the treatment plan and the clinic’s expectations, they might be allowed to take some of their methadone home with them for a few days, or even weeks.

Methadone clinics are able to help those suffering from addiction to long-lasting recovery if they follow all protocols and stick to the prescribed dose. Studies have shown that MMT can lead to positive lifestyle changes, such as a decrease in crime and transmission of diseases.

Methadone, which has been in use since 1947, is the opioid treatment that has had the longest history. There are many studies that support the effectiveness of methadone in reducing opioid abuse. Some of these are listed in the graph below. In 2009, a Cochrane review compared methadone-based (methadone plus psychological treatment) with placebo and psychosocial treatment. It found that methadone treatment was more effective at reducing opioid abuse, opioid-associated transmission of infection, and crime. Methadone-treated patients had 33% fewer opioid-positive drug test results and were 4.44 times more likely than those in control groups to remain in treatment. Even if methadone is not administered regularly, it significantly improves outcomes. Long-term outcomes (beyond six months) are much better for patients who receive methadone regardless of how often they are consulted.

Suboxone clinics can be described as medication-assisted therapy (MAT) centers. These centers offer outpatient rehabilitation and combine behavioral therapy with prescription medication to treat opioid addiction. To prevent relapse, Suboxone doctors will prescribe buprenorphine-based medication like Suboxone or Sublocade. Patients can live a happy, healthy life with the help of behavioral therapy.

For those suffering from an addiction to opioids, medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone or other buprenorphine drugs is highly effective. You are most likely a candidate for treatment if you have been diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorder.

It is important to remember that Suboxone can be taken while you are taking it. However, alcohol and benzodiazepines are dangerous. There is a greater risk of developing respiratory failure if you take Suboxone while drinking alcohol.

Suboxone treatment is a substitute for pain pills and street opioids. It’s a prescription medication from a licensed practitioner that partially fills your brain’s opioid receptors. Patients do not develop a tolerance because it only partially fills the receptors. This is a key distinguishing feature of methadone. Patients can resume their lives after they are stable on their medication.

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Edward Russell
Edward Russell
13:30 02 Oct 20
When i first came to this program I thought the standards were to strict, but I have learned that this program was... giving me tool',s that will aid me in becoming more proficient in my career. My counselor Esther and the staff has continued to invest in the lives of individuals that comes through this program. Sometimes their job seems thankless because addicts are often confused about being helped and being hindered. But I would like to say that I thank God for them, and I pray that they know that they appreciated.read more
Darcee Anthony
Darcee Anthony
14:56 01 Oct 18
I owe my life to this clinic and those who work there. They gave me boundaries when I needed them, and gave me... freedoms when that was what I needed to grow. The Women's Group that met weekly gave me a real sense of belonging as well as new friends. The Clinical Manager is the best Therapist I've ever worked with. The receptionist is kind and caring. The Nursing Staff all worked hard to help us in any way they could. I've been gone from Open Armms about three years now and I've remained sober (with a very small dose of Methadone to treat cancer and other medical conditions, taken daily). Living sober just keeps getting better and better every day. Although I have a very aggressive form of cancer, I've not had a need for more narcotics! Wish I was still there. They were my family!❤️read more
Indrid Cold
Indrid Cold
13:34 22 Feb 17
You should never judge a drug addict. Pray for them. Be there when they need you. Placing bad reviews and calling up... the place trying to get your loved one in trouble so they won't have anywhere else to go but the streets isn't the right way. I love my boyfriend very much and know he is suffering. Thank you Open Armms for not giving up.read more
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson
19:30 22 Aug 16
Great clinic. Great counsellors and nursing staff. I don't know what the hell the top comment from that lady Shannon is... ranting about it isn't their job to get anyone clean that responsibility falls on you and you alone. If he's saving pee that's his own dishonest behavior and well first thing you have to do to get clean is get honest (with yourself) so don't blame them they will always be there to assist when he is ready if he's ready. On the flip side if he's using it just to get well in the morning then it's working exactly the way he is looking for it to. None of this is my business of course but it's co dependent people like that who are extremely harmful to any addicts recovery (blame everyone but the person who did this to themselves).read more
Shannon Bellflower
Shannon Bellflower
01:09 17 Dec 15
This place is terrible. If you're genuinely looking to get sober and completely off drugs this is not the place for... you. My brother has a terrible addiction to pills. He's been going to this clinic for 5+ years and they have not made any effort to completely get him off of the methadone. I don't think any place designed to get you off of drugs should be allowed to give you methadone for longer than a year let alone 5. People in his groups told him that if he drinks red bull with the liquid methadone they give him it prolongs the effects and gives you more of a high from it. So guess what he's started drinking every day? The people at the methadone clinic are either to dumb to catch on or they know and they enable it. All this place is is a legal drug dealer. This place should be shut down! They don't help my brother at all. They legally provide him with drugs that, whether they want to acknowledge or not, he gets high with. They have no plan to get him off of the drugs, they would prefer to keep getting the money he gives them every day. They have no plans to help him become an actual functioning member of society like GOOD, REPUTABLE rehabs do, they want him to stay on the methadone. They can piss test him all they want. He pees clean a certain time of the month, saves that pee and uses that when they test him, and they still haven't caught on! Don't go here!read more
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